Rafa Nadal is already looking forward to his return to the slopes in 2022 after a 2021 season in which a foot injury made him give up Wimbledon and the Olympic Games and, after trying to return in the Washington tournament, also to the US Open.
In an interview aboard his yacht with Formula 1 world champion Nico Rosberg and published by the Olympic Games website, Nadal analyzed how the recovery process from his foot injury has been. “I have had very hard times during my foot injury. Of course I have some doubts, but I know the process, I have faced it many times”
The Spaniard also admitted that age also affects when facing new challenges, but hopes that on his return he can play again without pain. “It is true that as you get older, everything is more difficult, but I am very excited about the process and the things that I am doing to come back again. Even with doubts, I am confident that I will be able to play without pain and that I will have my chances. “
The Spaniard believes that doubts have helped him grow as a tennis player. “I think having doubts is good, it helps you work on the right path. When you have doubts you work with the goal that it is never enough. You can be better, but at the same time, if you have the confidence to work properly, then you may be able to come back. “
The Spaniard also highlighted these doubts that have also made him remain humble and continue to work hard during his career. “In this life, most things are not clear, you need to have doubts and ask yourself what is the right thing to do. I have been humble enough during my career not to consider myself so good that I have no doubts. That is why I have worked so hard during my career. “
The name of Novak Djokovic, one of Nadal’s great rivals, also appeared in the conversation, whom the Spaniard did not hesitate to praise for his mental capacity, although he also confessed that the Serbian will also have his doubts. “In terms of mentality Djokovic is more than a machine, but I’m sure he will have his doubts as well.”